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Obituaries
Thursday, September 16, 2004






Edward Alfonso Sr.
Sept. 11, 2004
Edward Alfonso Sr., 78, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Kaunakakai. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Maria "Blanche," son Edward Jr., daughters Milani Alfonso and Betty Lou Ignacio, brother Freddy, sister Rita Rapanot, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Sophia Catholic Church, Kaunakakai. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Molokai Veterans Cemetery, Hoolehua.

Cayetana Alicida Bardago
Sept. 8, 2004
Cayetana Alicida Bardago, 102, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by children Nick and Al Bardago, Ann Strong and Connie Rojas; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Elsa Kochs Cannon
Sept. 2, 2004
Elsa Kochs Cannon, 91, of Kaluakoi, Molokai, died at home. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by son Kenneth, daughters Scarlett and April, 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services in San Diego at a later date.

Alfredo Bravo Carganilla Sr.
Sept. 10, 2004
Alfredo Bravo Carganilla Sr., 94, of Ewa Beach, a retired Oahu Plumbing welder, died in Pearl City. He was born in Bacnotan, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Florita, sons Cesar (Amilia Bueno) and Alfredo Jr. (Janice Marquez), and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Melvin K. M. Chee
Sept. 4, 2004
Melvin K. M. "Didi" Chee, 69, of Kaneohe, a retired Naval Public Works Center electronics mechanic, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judy; sons Michael, R ussell and Jonathan Chee, Bruno Jr., and John Oroyan; daughters Karen Gomes, Melissa Gary, Salinda Manoiki, Juleen Schutter and Janette Gonzales; brother Bertrand "Sonny" Chee; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: noon Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kaneohe. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

Louisa Kaleikula Andrade Dela Cruz
Aug. 25, 2004
Louisa Kaleikula Andrade "Rainbow" Dela Cruz, 72, of Kaneohe, a nurse's aide, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward; sons Elliot, Warren, Daniel, Isaac, James and Michael; daughters Eloise Makua, Eleanor Dela Cruz and Enola Talbert; hanai sons Elia Dela Cruz and John and Jonathan Kauhako; stepson Rodney Whittington; brothers Raymond Dela Cruz and Samuel and Isaac Calpito; sisters Jane Apilando and Mattie Aberilla; hanai sister Dinah Carlos; hanai family Robins ohana; 36 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Friday.

Leon Duhaylongsod Sr.
Sept. 13, 2004
Leon Duhaylongsod Sr., 84, of Kapaa, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar seed treatment employee, died in Garden Island Health Care. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Fannie; children Mercedes Duhaylongsod-Howards, Mary Ann M. Duhaylongsod-Chatterley, Lelene Duhaylongsod-Coppolla, and Rhoda and Dorean Duhaylongsod; sister Dorothy B. Furtado; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Casual attire.

Joseph James Ferreira
Sept. 3, 2004
Joseph James Ferreira, infant son of Barry and Cheryl Ferreira, of Kailua, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Albert, grandparents Jay D. Ferreira and Helen Shouten and great-grandparents M/M Loren Wise. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

Kamazo Gusukuma
Sept. 12, 2004
Kamazo Gusukuma, 103, of Ninole, Hawaii, a retired general merchandise peddler, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Okinawa. He is survived by sons Masanobu and Masao; daughters Toshiko Uchima, Hiroko "Sally" Nagata and Yasu Sugiyama; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Irene Lillian Hayes
Sept. 11, 2004
Irene Lillian Hayes, 89, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by daughter Judene Kanakaole, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. No services.

David Kawika Hoopai
Sept. 5, 2004
David Kawika Hoopai, 56, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son David, daughters Davalynn Manzano and Suki Vuicakau, brother Russell, sisters Ala Erickson and Lena Babayan, and eight grandchildren. Services held.

Donald Roy Ignacio
Aug. 19, 2004
Donald Roy "Iggy" Ignacio, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shipfitter, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Tanya and Albert and sister Pat Paresa. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Church, Kaneohe. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

John Allen Lovell Sr.
Sept. 9, 2004
John Allen Lovell Sr., 64, of Kailua-Kona, a Rimfire Imports employee, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Janice; sons John Jr., James and Jay; daughter Janelle England; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date.

Ellen S. Matsumoto
Aug. 29, 2004
Ellen S. Matsumoto, 88, of Honolulu, a sushi maker for Hisago Japanese Restaurant in Moiliili, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughter Mary Ann Chee; brothers Seisaburo, Jack and Henry Taba; and sisters Fusae Takara and Lillian Chinen. Private services.

Kevin Michael McMahon
Sept. 6, 2004
Kevin Michael McMahon, 48, of Waimanalo, a retired U.S. Marine Corps master sergeant, died in Aiea. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Monica M.; son Kyle K.; daughters Kelly, Kristina and Katie; parents Quintin and Rosemary; and sister Nancy M. Keller. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, 41-568 Flamingo St., Waimanalo. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Hajime Miura
Aug. 30, 2004
Hajime Miura, 81, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice; sons Patrick, Derrick, Spencer "Dale," Elmer, Renwick, Marvin and Raynard; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private graveside services.

Minoru Muraoka
Sept. 12, 2004
Minoru "Mino" Muraoka, 71, of Honolulu, a retired city building inspector, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Elvira C.; sons Randy A. Muraoka and Clayton M. Mularchuk; daughters Melanie M. Keao and Evelyn M. Read; mother Shizuno; brothers Charles, Takashi and Satoshi; sisters Helen Yamada, Thelma Mukaisu and Myra Gushiken; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Tsuyoki Nakashima
Sept. 14, 2004
Tsuyoki Nakashima, 74, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired Kealakekua Ranch foreman, car salesman and carpenter, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Chizu; son Gene; daughter Lisa Ciriako; brothers Harry C., Toichi, Richard and Harry M.; sisters Lily Muraoka, Kazue Aoki and Amy Ikeda; and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Natsuo Nakasue
Sept. 11, 2004
Natsuo "Ken" Nakasue, 89, of Hilo, a retired garage serviceman for the former Davies Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kaiakea, Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Thomas, Richard, Leslie, Clyde and Owen; daughters Colleen Ray and Cynthia Unoki; sisters Betsy Mizuno and Masako "Carol" Fukamizu; brothers Matsuo and Michio "Taka" Iyo; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Misue Ogawa
Sept. 5, 2004
Misue Ogawa, 92, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Roy S., daughters Betty Y. Shimabukuro and Peggy M. Kami, brother Dr. Tatsuo Okumoto, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Robert Pauole
Sept. 4, 2004
Robert Pauole, 86, of Hoolehua, Molokai, a retired Hawaiian Airlines chief agent, died in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Stanley "Mickey"; daughters Irene Kaahanui, Roberta Helm, Annette Pauole-Ahakuelo, Beverly Pauole-Moore and Melinda Talon; sisters Harriet Potter, Gertrude Frantz, Violet Rodrigues, Bessie DeMello, Mary Horner and Katherine Via; 22 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hoolehua Congregational Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kanakaloloa Cemetery.

Nicolasa Ines Peralta
Aug. 24, 2004
Nicolasa Ines Peralta, 93, of Makakilo, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Johnny, Larry, Jaime and Francisco; daughter Leonila Degala; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Marika Akesa Melelina Quirit
Aug. 29, 2004
Marika Akesa Melelina Quirit, 12, of Kaneohe, died. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by parents Fuavasa P. and Brenda L.; brother Fuavasa P. "Vasa" Jr.; and grandparents Akesa Mauga, Luis Quirit, and Marilyn L. and Abel K. Huihui. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Parker United Methodist Church on Waikalua Road, Kaneohe. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Exciquiel Salmasan
Sept. 6, 2004
Exciquiel Salmasan, 82, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired self-employed coffee farmer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mercedes; sons Virgilio and Augustine; daughters Judith Min, Erica DeLeon and Desiree Shiraki; brother Pedro; sisters Librada Cajigal and Magdalena Isla; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Church, Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Judith Ann Schack
Sept. 5, 2004
Judith Ann Schack, 69, of Honolulu, a retired state librarian, died in Honolulu. She was born in New York City. She is survived by brother Jonathan Middlebrook, stepchildren Edwin Schack and Heidi Sewash, and two step-grandchildren. Services pending.

Matsuo

Shimabukuro
Sept. 11, 2004
Matsuo Shimabukuro, 93, of Honolulu, a retired hog farmer, died in Maluhia Nursing Home. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by son John; daughters Shirley Tsuda, Margie Yoshioka, Joyce Oda and Marie Yang; sister Hatsue Agena; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. today at Diamond Head Mortuary. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Raymond Kaoru Sokugawa
Sept. 4, 2004
Raymond Kaoru Sokugawa, 88, of Pearl City, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brother Alaric K. Sokugawa and sister Rene K. Dinsmore. Private services.

Dale Gaman Sproat
Sept. 9, 2004
Dale Gaman Sproat, 77, of Hawi, Kohala, Hawaii, a retired employee of the former Kohala Sugar Co., Mauna Lani Resort golf course maintenance worker and U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Punaluu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Leialoha; sons Dale M. and ElRay K.; daughters Jacquelyn Makakoa and Carolyn K. and Kehaulani L. Sproat; father William K.; brothers Clyde H. and Eldon K.; sister Beatrice L. Ayoso; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa.

Kawika Healani Han Stone
Sept. 8, 2004
Kawika Healani Han Stone, 23, of Hoolehua, Molokai, died in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shylynn; son Akeo; daughters Healani and Kanoe; mother Helene; brothers Dicky, Chee Sung, Ashley, Kahana and Mark; sister Marlo Stone and Kaulananapua Pestana; and grandparent Tilden Han. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kanakaloloa Cemetery, Hoolehua.

Fusae Takara
Sept. 10, 2004
Fusae Takara, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Grill food waitress, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Walter and Stanley; daughters Barbara Okada and Jeanette Kobayashi; brothers Saburo, Jack and Henry Taba; sister Lillian Chinen; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hatsue Oshima Tomita
Sept. 4, 2004
Hatsue Oshima Tomita, 86, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. She is survived by sons Larry, Mitsuo, Gordon, Allan and Jason; daughter Dorothy Nishimura and Gladys Tronbank; sister Ethel Mitchell; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Betty Takeyo Toyama
Sept. 4, 2004
Betty Takeyo Toyama, 80, of Wahiawa, a retired Schofield Commissary sale store checker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert S.; sons Alvin K., Darryl T. and Clesson T.; daughter Leila A. Honda; brothers Robert and Walter Taira; sister Shizue Matayoshi; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Raven Taylor Castelo Espiritu Valdez
Sept. 7, 2004
Raven Taylor Castelo Espiritu Valdez, infant son of Jocelyn and William, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Juanita Valdez and Sally and Marlon Espiritu. Private services.

Robert Williams
Aug. 29, 2004
Robert "Bob" Williams, 77, of Hilo, a retired Oahu Civil Defense logistics worker and a U.S. Navy veteran, died at home. He also was a Honolulu Community College teacher and Honolulu Police Department vehicle safety inspector. He was born in Atlanta. He is survived by wife Mitsue, sons Robert and Gary and daughter Gayleen Archer. No services.




You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:

www.librarieshawaii.org
The index goes back several decades.

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